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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Mar 1, 2010 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Anti-Taping Story!

As someone who's seen Phil play quite a bit over the past year with The Dead and Furthur, I have never seen him happier than he is nowadays. To think he's going on 70. He looks so young and vibrant on stage every night.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 1, 2010 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Anti-Taping Story!

Do recall he's got someone else's liver, and given his avowed treatment of his own, I think it safe to say that it was his fame and fortune that assured he landed one. Also, he rec'd the absolute BEST treatment for his prostate cancer. I mean something that 99.9% would not have access to...I speak of these things from first hand experience with the health care profession, and the understanding of just how difficult it can be for those without the access...no knock on Phil for taking advantage.

I think it safe to say, money isn't everything, but it sure helps.

[again, don't get me wrong, I have no grudge against Phil; he's always been my fav member of the band in many respects...but, it would be silly to ignore the simple reality of what he has been able to do as the member of a million dollar industrial complex. The only reason I bring this up is that the band/band members are a much more complex entity than our simple perception of them [60s bohemians of amaterialistic disposition]]

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 2, 2010 5:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Anti-Taping Story!

I haven't seen them live but I think it's very obvious it makes Phil happy.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Mar 2, 2010 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Anti-Taping Story!

Just saw Phil and Bobby with Furthur the weekend before last. His playing was very adventurous and symphonic as ever... especially on King Soloman's Marbles, Dark Star, and The Other One. The jams were unique and fresh as ever!

When he came out for the donor rap I could feel that he was very emotionally moved by the experience of performing that music. He is truly grateful for sharing this with all of us.